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Firm Profile

Thompson & Knight LLP

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 811 Main Street
  • Suite 2500
  • Houston
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 77002

Firm profile submitted by Thompson & Knight LLP

Managing Partner: Mark M Sloan
Number of partners: 160 approximately
Number of lawyers: 300 approximately
Languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Croatian, English, French, Gujarati, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish

Since 1887, Thompson & Knight attorneys have been anticipating clients’ needs and striving to exceed expectations. With an emphasis on energy, litigation, tax and insolvency matters, the firm’s attorneys provide clients with innovative, cost-effective legal and business solutions to their issues. Thompson & Knight’s experience in these areas establishes it as a leading global energy law firm, with more than two-thirds of its practice relating to the energy industry.

Corporate & Securities:

■ Represented EnCap Investments LP in formation of a private equity fund with total commitments of $7b
■ Represented Yates Petroleum Corporation in its $2.4b merger with EOG Resources, Inc.
■ Represented Tempur Sealy International, Inc. in a $450m note exchange offer

Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
■ Served as counsel to Thomas Moran, Chapter 11 trustee for Life Partners Holdings, Inc., as well as debtors’ counsel to the Life Partners operating subsidiaries; advanced and obtained confirmation of a joint plan of reorganization, which, among other things, preserves a $2.4b life insurance policy portfolio for the benefit of more than 22,000 investors
■ Serving as counsel to P&A claimants in the bankruptcy filing of an offshore E&P debtor with greater than $2b in total debt
■ Served as counsel to Parallel Energy LP in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware

Oil, Gas & Energy:
■ Represented EnCap Investments LP in a complex, $4.8b transaction in which its portfolio company Felix Energy agreed to sell 80,000 net surface acreage in the Anadarko Basin STACK play to Devon for $1.9b, Devon agreed to acquire 253,000 net acres in the Powder River Basin for $600m, and EnCap Flatrock Midstream agreed to sell portfolio company Tall Oak Midstream to Devon affiliate EnLink Midstream for $1.55b
■ Represented Silver Hill Energy Partners in its $2.4b sale to RSP Permian Inc., which set ‘a new high-water mark’ for Delaware Basin transactions
■ Represented Fisterra Energy in the sale of the Mexican holding companies of Ventika, Mexico’s largest onshore wind farm and one of the largest wind farms in Latin America

Government & Regulatory:
■ Represent energy companies on environmental issues with E&P, midstream and downstream operations
■ Represent Texas Industrial Energy Consumers, a trade association representing the 40 largest commercial energy users in the state
■ Represent BNSF Railway Co., Union Pacific Railroad Co. and Houston Belt & Terminal Railway Co. in challenging a drainage fee ordinance adopted by the City of Houston

■ Represented agent bank in two affiliated syndicated senior unsecured oil and gas gathering, transportation and processing midstream credit facilities totaling $5.5b
■Represented one of the largest US exploration and production companies in a $4b 100% amendment to its revolving credit facility
■ Represented agent bank in $3.5b syndicated revolving credit facility for large energy partnership

■ Represented a regional hospital in San Angelo, Texas, in a partnership dispute with a radiation oncology center
■ Serve as National Coordinating Counsel for a worldwide medical device manufacturer
■ Represent hospital systems and healthcare providers in investigations, litigation and compliance

Intellectual Property & Technology:
■ Represented a semiconductor manufacturer in a patent infringement suit relating to semiconductor design and manufacture, video processing and wireless communications
■ Represented an energy-industry client in a patent infringement suit related to drilling technology
■ Represented the University of Houston in a trademark infringement suit regarding another institution’s proposed changes to its name and color scheme

Employment & Labor:
■ Represented a large publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company in connection with a multi-plaintiff federal lawsuit claiming unpaid severance
■ Represented BNSF in multiple whistleblower discrimination claims brought under the Federal Railroad Safety Act
■ Representing a large concrete pumping and material placement service in connection with a worksite fatality and resulting OSHA investigation and wrongful death claim

Real Estate:
■ Represented Regions Bank, as agent for seven different lenders, in a $198.8m construction loan to USAA for development of Amazon’s new corporate offices in Seattle, Washington
■ Represented Trimont Real Estate Advisors, LLC, as special servicer of the $900m single-asset securitized financing of 225 Liberty Street in New York City
■ Represented Olympic Property Partners in a $170m acquisition of a historic, vacant skyscraper in Dallas for renovation to mixed-use property

■ Represented EnCap Investments LP in tax issues involving formation of private equity funds focused on upstream and midstream sectors in North America
■ Representing an international oil and gas company in connection with multi-billion dollar refund claims involving the 2006-2009 tax years
■ Assist international upstream oil and gas company with tax, executive compensation, and employee benefits issues for its US workforce and US expatriates

Trial & Appellate:
■ Obtained a verdict in favor of the Life Partners Creditors’ Trust in a fraud case against the company’s former CEO and others
■ Served as National Coordinating Counsel for civil royalty cases for one of the largest natural gas producers in the United States
■ Secured a summary-judgment victory in a nationwide RICO class-action lawsuit against a major energy provider regarding billing rate increases

BHP Billiton Ltd., BNSF Railway Company, Blue Bell Creameries, Chevron Corporation, EnCap Investments L.P., Energy Future Holdings Corp., Gruma Corporation, INEOS, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Natural Gas Partners, Petrobras, Royal Bank of Canada, Tempur Sealy International, Inc, T-Mobile USA, Inc, Wells Fargo Bank


  • 98 San Jacinto Boulevard,
  • Suite 1900,
  • Austin,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 78701
  • Tel +1 512 469 6100
  • Fax +1 512 469 6180
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 1722 Routh Street,
  • Suite 1500,
  • Dallas,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 75201
  • Tel +1 214 969 1700
  • Fax +1 214 969 1751
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 801 Cherry Street,
  • Unit #1,
  • Burnett Plaza,
  • Suite 1600,
  • Fort Worth,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 76102
  • Tel +1 817 347 1700
  • Fax +1 817 347 1799
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 811 Main Street,
  • Suite 2500,
  • Houston,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 77002
  • Tel +1 713 654 8111
  • Fax +1 713 654 1871
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 707 Wilshire Blvd,
  • Suite 4100,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 90017
  • Tel +1 310 203 6900
  • Fax +1 310 203 6980
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 900 Third Avenue ,
  • 20th Floor,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10022
  • Tel +1 212 751 3001
  • Fax +1 212 751 3113
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Residence PTT, Villa 45A,
  • Hydra 16035,
  • Algiers,
  • Algiers Province
  • Algeria
  • Tel +213 2159 1377
  • Fax +213 2159 2034
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Thompson & Knight Abogados,
  • Paseo de las Palmas 405 - 1901,
  • Col. Lomas de Chapultepec C.P,
  • Mexico City,
  • Ciudad de México
  • Mexico
  • DF 11000
  • Tel +52 55 3602 0600
  • Fax +52 55 3602 0680
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 146 Fleet Street,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC4A 2BU
  • Tel +44 207 952 1730
  • Email : [email protected]